Solucorp chosen to supply chemicals for Italian treatment plant

Solucorp Industries receives the initial US$300,000 for technical "know how" and work done by Solucorp during planning and construction phase of the treatment plant at the Ravenna, Ponticelle, Italy site. Additionally, the first shipment of chemicals has arrived at the port for delivery to the Ravenna, Ponticelle site Aug. 17...

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Aug. 8, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Solucorp Industries has received the initial US$300,000 for the technical "know how" provided and the work done by Solucorp during the planning and construction phase of the treatment plant at the Ravenna, Ponticelle, Italy site. Additionally, the first shipment of chemicals has arrived at the port for delivery to the Ravenna, Ponticelle site Aug. 17.

The anticipated startup schedule of the project ("Solucorp Signs Contract for Sale of $5.5 Million of Its MBS Toxic Metals Remediation Products") has been received from Syndial SpA. Solucorp personnel will be at the Ravenna, Ponticelle site the week of September 5, 2005 for the initial testing and setup of the plant. Solucorp technical personnel will return to the site the week of September 26, 2005 and remain through October 14, 2005 for the actual commissioning and commencement of the sediment treatment. The remediation of this site is expected to take twelve months to complete during which time a senior Solucorp field technician will be present on site.

The Ravenna, Ponticelle project will allow Solucorp to showcase its MBS(R) (Molecular Bonding System) to all of Europe at a time when new European regulations ("Council Directive 1999/31/EC of 26 April 1999") that went into effect in July, 2005 prohibiting hazardous waste from being disposed in landfills, have been instituted. Solucorp has been working with the ENI Group, one of the world's energy giants, for seven years through its environmental branch. The MBS technology offers a viable solution to the stringent demands required by this new legislation. Solucorp and Ambiente, now Snamprogetti SpA signed an Exclusive Agreement in February 2004. This agreement which was previously discussed in our news releases of February 26, 2004 and March 3, 2004, grants, Snamprogetti S.p.A., the exclusive right to market and apply the MBS technology for the ENI Group and its customers, limited to the Country of Italy. Solucorp and Snamprogetti SpA have begun conversations on new projects that will require the MBS® technology.

Rich Runco, president of Solucorp Industries Ltd. states, "The ENI Group's decision to use exclusively Solucorp's MBS technology is a direct verification to the excellence of the technology and the confidence ENI Group has in the technologies ability to instantly, permanently and cost effectively remediate heavy metals contamination."

Solucorp Industries Ltd., a Canadian corporation is parent to three U.S. corporations including: Solucorp Industries, focusing on the metals remediation and pollution prevention industries. Solucorp's patented MBS technology began development over 20 years ago and offers a permanent solution to heavy metals pollution problems. Solucorp's MBS has also undergone U.S. EPA MEP (Multiple Extraction Procedure) testing demonstrating its ability to prevent return of metal pollution. It has been used throughout the United States and Canada as well as the UK, Italy, China and Argentina. It's also presented in a publication produced by the EPA titled Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) Program, Technology Profiles 10th Edition, and Demonstration Program.

The Integrated Fixation System (IFS) technology was developed from Solucorp's EPA SITE Program proven MBS process. The IFS technology deals with pollution prevention rather than existing contamination problems. It can be integrated into many types of product applications. It prevents future contamination from metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic, chromium (hex or tri), cadmium, zinc, nickel, selenium, antimony, barium, beryllium, silver, thallium and vanadium. The technology can be added to pollutant-bearing products such as batteries, paint strippers, bullets, filters, computers, lamps, switches appliances, etc. It can be applied through a multitude of delivery systems both as solids and non-solids. The solid compound delivery systems include, for example, blocks, tablets, spikes and flakes. Some examples of non-solid delivery systems include laminates, inks, pastes, powders, gels, and slurries. IFS can be designed to activate and release under conditions such as exposure to light, pressure, acids, natural oxidation, etc. Customized products can be designed and manufactured to meet specific needs.

WITS Inc., founded in 2001 and purchased by Solucorp in June 2004, is capable of supplying package systems to treat contaminated wastewater as low as 20 gpm and upwards of 200 gpm. By installing multiple package systems, flows greater than that can be achieved. In addition to pricing advantages, the WITS package produces a better water end result without using harmful chemicals. The major water/wastewater areas where it can be utilized with significant benefits includes water utilities; wastewater utilities; sludge processing; combined sewer overflows; industrial pretreatment; offshore oil rigs; livestock industry and in food & beverage industry wastewater, automotive/metal processing discharging, recyclable water recovery and phosphorous removal. This wide range of uses provides Solucorp with the ideal complement to its remediation and metals pollution preventive proprietary technologies. For more information, see:


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